Joan S. Silverman graduated from Smith College in 1970, and received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 1974, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Ms. Silverman’s practice focusing on trusts and estates began at Hughes Hubbard & Reed and continued at several other New York City law firms. Since 2005, she has had her own practice in White Plains and New York City. She is of counsel to our firm.
Ms. Silverman specializes in estate planning, the preparation of simple and complex wills and trusts, probate, estate and trust administration, and estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax, as well as income tax as it relates to estates and trusts. She is experienced in planning to minimize income- and estate-tax consequences of qualified plan assets such as IRAs and other tax-deferred accounts and retirement plans. Over the course of her years of professional practice, Ms. Silverman has planned for and administered estates ranging from modest assets to multi-million dollar valuations.
Ms. Silverman is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County and the New York State Bar Association.